Hygienist Salary

Hygienists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $33.67 per hour for pay. Two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Hygienists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,479 - $78,567
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,246
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$22.34 - $48.06
(Median)
$22
$34
$48
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,479 - $78,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,865  
Profit Sharing
$8,750  
Commission
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,367 - $97,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.34 - $48.06  
   
Overtime
$41.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,865  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$8,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,367 - $97,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Job Description for Hygienist

  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.
  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hygienist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Hygienists make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Hygienists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $69K.

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Experience Affects Hygienist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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